If you’re from Houston, you know firsthand this is one of the best times of the year to hang out outside. Is your patio ready for fall? Below are some tips on how to turn your space into an oasis. First things first…
Where To Buy Outdoor Furniture and Accessories?
Naturally, where you purchase furniture will depend on what style you’re going for – think of your patio as an extension of your indoor living space.
Here’s an eclectic list to help:
Crate and Barrel: Nature-inspired sets and sculptural side tables.
CB2: Sister brand of Crate and Barrel with a more minimal and modern approach.
World Market: Bohemian style, well made and well priced.
DWR: Ideal for high-end pieces.
Outer: Durable classic looks built in a sustainable way.
Terrain: Furniture and accessories to create a serene and stylish al fresco space.
Fermob: Innovative, practical, and fun furniture to fill your world with color.
Horchow: Timeless and elegant.
For this newly remodeled lake house on Sunset Lake, above, Bill Baldwin and Fady Armanious opted for a combination of elegant and functional pieces mixed with a pop of color (Fermob set on the left, DWR seating set on the right).
How To Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space?
If you’re satisfied with the furniture you own but still feel something’s missing, here are some other excellent ways to improve your outdoor space: power wash outdoor rugs, refresh pillows, update outdoor light fixtures and ceiling fans.
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Add mood lighting, add accent planters and revive greenery.
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For extra flair, add a fire pit, shade your patio with a pergola, or design the ultimate outdoor kitchen. Below is a beautiful example by ICON Home.